Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013
Hull City Council is to cease discretionary funding transport for pupils attending "faith schools" from September 2014. The change will save £339,000 in 2014-15 according to council figures.
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013
The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Flintshire Council to discriminate against people without religious faith in its school transport arrangements.
Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013
Controversial plans to open a Sikh free school in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges have been recommended for refusal by South Bucks District Council planning officers.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Councillors walked out of a meeting at Luton Town Hall this week when observers in the public gallery began shouting and waving placards in protest at the Councils plans to end free transport for pupils attending religious schools.
Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
Councillors on Leicester City Council have approved changes to 'home to school' transport that will see an end to subsidies for pupils attending "faith schools" in the City.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Leeds City Council is coming under pressure over its plan to scrap free transport for pupils travelling to "faith schools".
Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2013
Flintshire County Council has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its discretionary home to school transport policy, that will require pupils attending faith schools to "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses.
Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2013
Sheffield City Council is to postpone scrapping free bus travel for pupils attending religious schools after parents threatened legal action over what they consider the inadequacy of the initial consultation.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
Leeds City Council is the latest to consider scrapping free transport to religious schools. The plan will mostly affect Catholic schools.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
A council that is facing devastating cuts to services and employment is considering reinstating free transport to "faith schools" after scrapping it last year.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has started a consultation on whether to scrap non-statutory subsidies to faith schools. Meanwhile, Bury Council in Lancashire — which voted last month to cut free transport for faith schools — is being threatened with a judicial review by opponents.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
The London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow have launched a consultation on home-to-school transport. If you live in any of these boroughs, please take part in the consultation.
Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
Sheffield City Council is the latest to scrap free transport for children attending religious schools.
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
Flintshire County Council is proposing to restrict subsidised school transport to religious schools to those pupils who can prove that they are of the religion that the school espouses.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012
Northumberland Country Council has agreed to reconsider its policy of segregating children by religion on its school buses.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
Northumberland County Council has introduced a new policy for school buses in which Catholic children get a free (and separate) bus to the local Catholic schools while non-Catholics attending the same schools have to pay (and go on another bus).
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012
After a fourteen month debate and consultation, the decision by Cheshire East Council to scrap transport subsidies for pupils attending 'faith schools' has been – predictably - condemned by the Catholic Church.
Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 2012
Wakefield Council in West Yorkshire is considering scrapping free transport for pupils attending "faith schools" in the town.
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2012
Cheshire East is the latest council to axe free or subsidised transport to faith schools. The council took the decision despite fierce opposition from Catholic families who said they were being 'discriminated' against.
Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
A school bus subsidised by Essex County Council which took pupils to two "faith schools" has been scrapped.